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Shopian: Kashmiri pandit shot dead and his brother injured when Militants shot them in an orchard in Chotigam Village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Militants fired on them when they were in an Apple orchard, locals said

Kashmiri pandit who was shot dead is identified as Sunil Kumar and his brother who was injured is identified as Pintoo Kumar.

Official confirmed the incident through a tweet, “Militants fired upon civilians in an apple orchard in Chotipora area of #Shopian. One person died and one injured. Both belong to minority community. Injured person has been shifted to hospital. Area #cordoned off. Further details shall follow.

After the attack the whole area taken under Cordon and searching for attackers is still on.

Pertinently it is the second attack on Minority community from last 24 hours. Last night a grenade was hurled on a member of minority community in Gopalpora area of Budgam district.

Sunil Pandit has four daughters.

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